Ending Hunger, Improving Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Reducing Diet-Related Diseases and Disparities
On Wednesday, September 28, the Biden-Harris Administration hosted the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The Administration has released a National Strategy with actions the federal government will take to drive solutions to these challenges.
The Biden-Harris Administration has also released a fact sheet detailing more than $8 billion in new commitments as part of this Conference’s call to action. Read the fact sheet to learn more.
Millions of Americans are afflicted with food insecurity and diet-related diseases — including heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes — which are some of the leading causes of death and disability in the U.S. The toll of hunger and these diseases is not distributed equally, disproportionately impacting underserved communities, including communities of color, people living in rural areas, people with disabilities, older adults, LGBTQI+ people, military families, and military veterans.
Lack of access to healthy, safe, and affordable food, and to safe outdoor spaces, contributes to hunger, diet-related diseases, and health disparities. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these challenges further.
We cannot wait to act. And we aren’t.